Definitions

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  • adj. Characterized by atrophy of the muscles

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Connected with or pertaining to muscular atrophy.

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Examples

  • Due to an editing change, the original said that Lou Gehrig's disease was formerly known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

    Lou Gehrig killed by baseball not Lou Gehrig's disease, study findings suggest

  • A disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, has made it difficult to walk, let alone hike.

    Breast cancer activist Brenner struggles to preserve voice

  • Many patients with Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal disorder formally known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, may want to try the drug on their own—even though there's no evidence that it is safe or effective in patients with the disease.

    Dilemma: When 1 Drug Treats 2 Diseases

  • The study was based on data contributed by 596 patients with the disease, formally called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS.

    ALS Study Shows Social Media's Value as Research Tool

  • In the late summer of 2008, Judt was diagnosed with the variant of motor neurone disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? or in America as Lou Gehrig's disease, after a famous prewar baseball player?

    Tony Judt obituary

  • A new study suggests that the player may not have died of Lou Gehrig's disease, formally known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a type of motor neurone disease.

    Is Nancy Pelosi Un-American?

  • But a new study suggests that the player may not have died of Lou Gehrig's disease, formally known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a type of motor neurone disease.

    Lou Gehrig killed by baseball not Lou Gehrig's disease, study findings suggest

  • Privately financed Harvard and Columbia university scientists produced stem cells from the skin of patients with a genetically based disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.

    Obama's Promise on Stem Cells

  • Within its walls, researchers from Columbia, Harvard Medical School, the Salk Institute and others are studying embryonic cells in an effort to overcome an incurable fatal disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

    Stem-Cell Researchers

  • The alliance with Mr. DeMint didn't keep Dr. Coburn from slapping a hold on a bill Mr. DeMint supports -- the one that would set up a government registry to track people with Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

    One-Man Gridlock:

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